I love sleeping. Nope, not just sleeping. I LOVE being in bed. That moment right when you naturally wake up and it is quiet no screaming or bouncing giggly "mommy mommy plaaaaay with me" it is priceless.. You stretch your toes to that cooler part of the bed and just wiggle them in absolute contentment. … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets… much needed peace and quiet
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THIS November 7, voters in Virginia will send one of two messages to Trump and his GOP lackeys. One message is that we don't want your policies of hate and swamp-filled corruption in our country so we WILL vote you out of office and take back our country starting right now. The second is… Continue reading Get Out the Vote in Virginia
You know how people have "meatless Mondays"? Well, we have hot mess Mondays. No, I am not talking about some new one pot casserole or a fun new 'I look like I didn't try, but this took me forever' messy hairstyle. I mean from the time my eyes open Monday morning to the moment I… Continue reading Hot Mess Mondays..can they be prevented?
I am tired. Are you tired? Of course, you are tired; we are all tired. Well, maybe not Gwyneth Paltrow, but screw her. While I sincerely believe humans are all tired, I believe mothers are indisputably the most exhausted creatures on the planet. Yea yea, fathers work hard, but seriously how many men have jumped out of… Continue reading The “To Don’t” List….
While we have been so focused on what Congress is doing, or at least attempting to do, we missed a huge "what they didn't do." On September 30 Congress let CHIP expire. Now, perhaps you hear "expired chips" and think nothing of it, but this was actually a big deal. What is CHIP?CHIP stands for… Continue reading Easy Action- CHIP Renewal
I SHOULD have titled this "How to Fake Halloween" or "How to Pretend You Still Have f**ks to Give".... but alas It seems every year right around this time, those Pinterest mommies reemerge from their "Back to School" chalkboard picture hiatus and come out roaring for Halloween. You start seeing stuff like this.... and costumes… Continue reading Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Halloween flipping MAGICAL
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a tribe to keep a mom sane. Villages are great and I hope you have one. Villages include your mom friends, your neighbors that you trust with a spare key, your child's teacher, a reliable babysitter, families, and those super on top of… Continue reading My tribe
I love Halloween, don't you? When else can you go to people's houses in a disguise and beg for candy? Actually my daughter does this on a weekly basis, but I digress. It is so exciting for kids to run up to houses to see what that house is offering- full size snickers? "fun" size… Continue reading Teal is the new Orange and Black
We have two huge problems in this county. Both have to do with the most fundamental aspect of democracy: voting. Those who WANT to vote are prevented from doing so while those who CAN vote simply don’t.
If you haven't read Part 1 Getting Informed you should do that... I'll wait.. So now that you are caught up with what has been going on, you are probably feeling some strong emotions and that's ok. You are probably looking around and saying "does everyone know about this crap??!?" and hysterically wondering, "what are… Continue reading How to Save the World When You Only Have Five Minutes- Part 2 Social Media